What does your choice of car say about your personality? Are you loud, quiet or family-orientated?
According to a recent poll, nearly half of drivers think their choice of vehicle represents the kind of person they are, with one in four drivers (26%) purposely buying a car that matches their personality rather than going for something more practical instead.
Of the half of drivers who believe their car represents their personality, many think their vehicle says more about them than their job (20%), dress sense (18%), and even music taste (17%).
The research, commissioned by Your Red Car, polled 2,000 motorists and found drivers of robust SUVs are the most family-orientated, with three in five (59%) claiming to “always” put their loved ones first.
Meanwhile, around half (48%) of hatchback drivers believe they are loyal and reliable, with only 5% saying they “live life in the fast lane”.
And 41% of those who own an estate car proudly declare they are organised, while one in three (33%) drivers behind the wheel of a 4×4 say they like to “go anywhere, at any time”.
Your Red Car also developed a quiz to help drivers find their ‘car personality’, which tells motorists if they are in the ‘Fiat 500 gang’, a ‘Volvo Viber’, or more likely to be a ‘fast and furious Porsche driver’.
Denton Brock, Head of Your Red Car, said: “A car can speak volumes about you as a person, and can often be an extension of our personalities.
“For others, particularly those with children, it can even be an extension of the family – which is why it’s so important to find the right one, from both a practical and aesthetic point of view, and one that has that all-important personality fit.”
When trying to find their dream car, 34% of drivers said the main thing they want is for it to be “fun to drive”.
Meanwhile, while shopping for a used car, three in ten parents (29%) revealed their little ones have heavily influenced their decision on which car to buy – one in ten (12%) admitted their child persuaded them to get a certain vehicle because it was “cool”.
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